• Autonomous robot set to transform the way you carry out your daily tasks!

    An Italian company has developed an autonomous robot which is designed to help users carry cargo, such as groceries and complete other mundane chores. Italian company Vespa, better known for producing scooters, has opened a Boston-based division called 'Piaggio Fast Forward' in order to focus on the future of mobility.

  • BMW Group obtains autonomous test driving license in China

    BMW Group has announced that it has officially obtained the Shanghai Intelligent Connected Autonomous Driving Test License.

  • BMW iX vehicle integrates 5G, eSIM with Vodafone, DT

    With the BMW iX, the BMW Group is the first premium manufacturer to integrate the 5G mobile radio standard with real ‘Dual-SIM-Dual-Active’ services into a globally available production vehicle. In collaboration with both Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone, mobility is entering the 5G era with benefits such as high bandwidth, low latency, and improved telephone quality.

  • Car rental companies to leverage UAE-based smart mobility platform

    ekar, the Middle East's first and largest personal mobility company, has partnered with CarPro, a sophisticated car rental fleet management platform. This collaboration enables car rental and leasing companies from over 40 countries to digitally rent more than 500,000 cars via the ekar platform.

  • Chinese drone taxi carries its first passengers

    A Chinese technology firm has confirmed that it has carried out the first manned trials of a new ‘drone taxi' service in the country.

  • Chinese e-commerce giant deploys its smart city AI platform in Malaysia

    Chinese e-commerce colossus Alibaba Cloud has announced that it has deployed its cutting-edge smart city Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur. This represents the Chinese vendor's first implementation of its AI platform outside its domestic market.

  • Chinese firm launches traffic solution entitled ‘Smart Transportation Brain’

    The world's largest mobile transportation platform Didi Chuxing has partnered with Chinese traffic management authorities to introduce its new innovative integrated solution for smart city traffic management in the country. The platform has been named as the DiDi Smart Transportation Brain.

  • Cities should start riding the autonomous driving wave, report says

    Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) are coming and there's no turning back. In a report published by Siemens, the company urges cities to preplan for the arrival of CAV, and to tackle issues in the wider context of mobility transformation.

  • Colombian non-profit organization set to tackle Miami’s traffic issues

    A Colombian-based non-profit organization is set to launch an initiative aimed at tackling Miami's mounting mobility issues that are afflicting the city. The traffic issues concerning Miami have been a long-term headache for business and civic leaders who have been tasked with the responsibility of solving the region's problems.

  • Construction of new $900m ‘smart community’ underway in Canada

    The development of a new 'smart community' in Canada labelled one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken in the country is underway. REZ Real Estate officially confirmed that the construction of District Union, a project worth $900m has begun and signaling the emergence of a 'new smart, organic community' in the home of the Maple Leaf.

  • Dallas announces plans to introduce six new ‘smart city’ programs

    Dallas has announced that it will pilot six new innovative 'smart city' programs aimed to improve connectivity and mobility issues in the city. The program is being spearheaded by the Dallas Innovation Alliance, which is a non-profit organization that brings the public and private sector together to design and execute a 'smart city' strategy for Dallas.

  • Dr. Winnie Tang, “We want to make Hong Kong a world leading ‘smart city’

    Dr. Winnie Tang JP is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong. She is one of the locally-bred IT entrepreneurs of Hong Kong and the Honorary President of Smart City Consortium. Over the years, she has been actively advocating the use of technology and sharing her views regarding the ICT industry, eHealth, environmental conservation, entrepreneurship and smart city concepts through her services in government and non-government organizations in Hong Kong.

  • Dubai programme to enable drone transportation launched

    H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai and chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), launched the Dubai programme to enable drone transportation.

  • Etihad Rail, Transportr to develop integrated digital logistics services

    Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network, has signed an agreement with Transportr to provide a complete digital rail freight solution that will complement Etihad Rail’s range of convenient, efficient, and sophisticated technologies.

  • Expect ‘flying taxis’ by 2020!

    Uber has unveiled at the second annual Uber Elevate Summit in Los Angeles, a new prototype vehicle showing off its vision of the future of transportation; a "flying taxi" that aims to alleviate urban congestion. eVTOL, Uber's electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle concept is a cross between a helicopter and a drone.

  • Expo 2020 Dubai and Nissan partner to help shape the future of intelligent mobility

    Expo 2020 Dubai is joining forces with leading vehicle manufacturer Nissan to demonstrate and showcase the future of intelligent mobility - starting with a fleet that includes electric vehicles.

  • German manufacturer aims to sell 800,000 electrified cars by 2025

    Audi aims to sell approximately 800,000 fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the year 2025. At last week's Annual General Meeting of AUDI AG, the Board of Management presented the updated "Audi.Vorsprung.2025." strategy.

  • German town to test portable EV charging stations

    Volkswagen is to test a series of mobile charging stations throughout the German city of Wolfsburg, which will charge electric cars and e-bikes in around 17 minutes.

  • Germany sets up eHighway for hybrid trucks

    A highway in Germany installed overhead cables to power hybrid cars, in an effort to electrify truck transportation and cut emissions.

  • Helsinki begins electric ferry trials

    Helsinki has begun trialing an electric ferry service across the Reposalmi strait which is set to take place from Tuesday to Sunday until 23 August.